June 10, 2016 |
Vince Velasquez did not grab his shoulder or wince in pain Wednesday afternoon as he exited the Phillies' 8-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs. He threw just two pitches at Citizens Bank Park before calmly returning to the dugout with soreness in his right biceps. The 24-year-old pitcher appeared to stay cool, but the scene was alarming. It could be the first major injury faced by the team's young pitching staff. The Phillies will have a better idea about the extent of the injury on Thursday when the righthander is reevaluated.
September 24, 2015
LADIES, LADIES, ladies - let's stop deceiving ourselves. I know you've seen the ads all over the Web about fixing flabby arms without surgery or exercise. But guess what? It's a lie. So, how does a normal woman, who doesn't have the budget to undergo an expensive and invasive surgery, naturally get tight and toned arms? It's really quite simple. The best way to achieve tight and toned arms - or an overall tight body, for that matter - is with slow and consistent exercise. That's it. That's the secret, because no creams and no surgery can effectively tighten and tone the muscles the way exercise does.
November 6, 2014 |
IT'S OFFICIAL - the 2013 Eagles offensive line, the bellweather of that NFC East championship team, will not play one game together in 2014. An NFL source said right guard Todd Herremans will have season-ending surgery Friday to fix the torn biceps in his left arm, 3 days before left guard Evan Mathis returns from his knee injury to play against Carolina. Mathis went down in the season opener, while right tackle Lane Johnson was serving a four-game suspension. Center Jason Kelce underwent abdominal surgery after the third game, returning Sunday.
November 6, 2014 |
Eagles guard Todd Herremans will undergo surgery to correct a torn biceps in his left arm and will be placed on season-ending injured reserve, an NFL source said Tuesday. Herremans' roster spot will be taken by guard Evan Mathis, who is coming off the injured reserve-designated return list on Wednesday. Matt Tobin, who had been filling in for Mathis at left guard, will start at right guard for Herremans, the source said. Herremans, 32, suffered the biceps injury late in the Cardinals game on Oct. 26. He played with a brace on his arm against the Texans on Sunday but left in the second half after injuring an ankle.
October 31, 2014 |
Eagles offensive lineman Todd Herremans was a full participant in practice Wednesday despite a torn biceps. His left arm was wrapped with a brace and tape. Herremans will try to play Sunday against the Texans in Houston. Herremans was unavailable for comment. Coach Chip Kelly, who has never had a player take the field with this injury, said the decision will be up to Herremans. "A lot of it will be Todd's determination of what he can do and can't do," Kelly said. "A lot of it, we'll just sit down and visit with him at the end of the week and make a determination . . . From a guy like him, a veteran like him that understands himself . . . that has been through a lot, a lot of that is on him and our doctor staff.
October 30, 2014 |
Eagles guard Todd Herremans tore the biceps muscle in his left arm, according to NFL sources, but the right guard will attempt to play Sunday against the Texans even though the injury is often season-ending. Herremans was hurt late in the Cardinals game on Sunday and left for three plays, but he returned for the final plays of the Eagles' last drive and essentially used just his right arm to fend off blockers. He wasn't available after Tuesday's practice - in which he participated - and declined to comment on the report through a team spokesman.
July 14, 2014 |
After the Phillies dropped to a season-low 14 games under .500 following last Sunday's 6-2 loss in Pittsburgh, the hitters met in Milwaukee to discuss ways to improve. Since then the Phillies had won five in a row entering Saturday's game at Citizens Bank Park against the Washington Nationals. Apparently the meeting and the offense's production in those five games are somewhat related. "We talked about it in a good hitters meeting, a talk in Milwaukee putting things back in perspective, and it's paying off so far," shortstop Jimmy Rollins said late Friday night after he enjoyed the ninth multi-homer game of his career in a 6-2 win over the Nationals.
June 25, 2013 |
Bad news almost always follows the bad baseball for the Phillies these days, and Sunday was no exception. Immediately after the team completed its disappointing homestand with an 8-0 loss to the New York Mets, the Phillies announced that righthander Michael Stutes had been placed on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis. Perhaps even more ominous, setup man Mike Adams, who was placed on the disabled list Saturday with what the Phillies also called biceps tendinitis, is seeking a second opinion from Neal ElAttrache Monday in Los Angeles.
June 23, 2013 |
Rich Dubee advocates honesty with his pitchers. The Phillies pitching coach has learned to not expect it in every situation. The better he knows a man, the better he can detect a lie. He is not familiar with Mike Adams, the 34-year-old reliever hailed as a panacea for the Phillies' eighth-inning woes. There were times this season when Adams' body betrayed him and he informed Dubee of those moments. Other times, Dubee guessed, Adams pitched through pain. As Adams was again placed Saturday on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis, Dubee did not regret how his pitcher was handled.
May 7, 2013
Chicago White Sox pitcher and onetime Great Righthanded Hope for the Phils, Gavin Floyd, will have season-ending Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow. He will likely miss 14 to 19 months. The fourth overall pick of 2001, who was hurt April 27, will have surgery on Tuesday. He went 0-4 with a 5.18 ERA this season. Bailey's biceps trouble The Boston Red Sox placed closer Andrew Bailey on the disabled list due to right biceps inflammation. The former Paul VI star, who has five saves and a 1.46 ERA this season, received an MRI that revealed no structural damage.